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A Fantastic State of Ruin: the Painted Towns of Rajasthan [Video]

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David Zurick is Foundation Professor of Geography at Eastern Kentucky University, an Adjunct Graduate Faculty Member at the University of Kentucky, a world traveler, photographer and the author of over a dozen books, including most recently the 2018 Nautilus Silver Award Winning "Morning Coffee at the Goldfish Pond" and "A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan," which forms the basis for his Chautauqua presentation. In 2006, David produced the acclaimed "Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya." In 2011 his ten-year photographic study of the American South was published in the book, "Southern Crossings: Where Geography and Photography Meet." And in 2014 he completed a ten-year series of photographs about sacred places in Tibet and the Himalaya, which are published in his book, "Land of Pure Vision." For several years he lived in Polynesia, where he made images for his project "Oceanic Coordinates: Rising Seas, Losing Paradise." In 2014 David began a series of color photographs in India called "Painted Towns." David’s documentary film, "Crossing Sacred Ground," was completed in 2017 and is making its way through the festival circuit.

Special Event for Homecoming Week 2018.

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Truths and Consequences (2018-2019).


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